Nueva Trova

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    PAX Miami's Tumbao Fridays Brings Afro-Caribbean Music to Calle Ocho

    Up until a few months ago, Miami felt empty. The shortage of Afro-Caribbean rhythms in a city built by Afro-Caribbean immigrants was downright shameful. We had become the Big Mango tree without roots. But then Tumbao happened, and Afro-Caribbean beats found a permanent home at the intersection o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Five Nueva Trova Treasures by Pablo Milanes, Playing August 25 Show in Miami

    ‚ÄčThe issue of the arts within Cuba is a polarizing one. And you'd be hard pressed to find a more politically charged art form out of the island than Nueva Trova, which was more than just a genre following the revolution that put Castro in power in 1959. It was a movement, and a mode of expression ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Elastic Bond's Frequencia Natural EP Closes the Year with a Natural Frequency

    ‚ÄčElastic Bond Frequencia Natural EP (Self-Released) As time passes, Elastic Bond band leader Andres Ponce is beginning to look like the greatest export the rhino-shaped country of Venezuela could've mustered. (Sure, there's all that petroleum for your lame SUVs and the Miss Univers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Luis Bofill's "No Me Vuelvo a Enamorar"

    ​Luis Bofill got his start in Cuba's Nueva Trova movement of the late '70s with the group Cuba Nueva. From there, he would cut a mean rug as an exciting interpreter of standards and for generating an infectious blend of jazz, rumba, Latin, and Afro-beat. He's been calling Miami his home since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Protests at the Buena Fe Show May 9 Seem Unlikely

    There is little that's revolutionary, either politically or musically, about Buena Fe, the Cuban duo of Rojas Fiel and Yoel Martinez Rodriguez. Perhaps that's because the pair are truly products of the studiously apolitical pop music scene in late Castro Cuba; they formed as a musical act in 1999 an ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2008

    José González at the Manuel Artime

    A Swedish-Argentine folk rocker? It must be world beat.

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Gema and Pavel in Miami Beach

    The Cuban-born duo lights up the stage this weekend.

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Romancing the Tone

    Salsa star Luis Enrique tries new beats and — ¡que pena! — says adios to the ponytail

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    No Band Is an Island

    Habana Abierta, the supergroup made up of Cuba's premier rock and roll pioneers, prepares for international stardom

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The New Classics

    Celebrating some of 2003's best efforts in Latin music

  • Film

    April 10, 2003

    Latin Film Fest

    Los Zafiros get another hearing, while youth gets lost in Buenos Aires and Barcelona

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Miami & Havana & Hip-Hop

    Bring together musicians from both sides of the Florida Straits, let them mix it up, and watch what happens

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Ricardo Arjona

    Santo Pecado "Sony International"

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    At Long Last

    Thanks to new local label Duque Productions, two of Miami's most talented musicians will finally be heard

  • News

    April 10, 1997
  • Music

    June 15, 1995